All of Jacob's assignments should be completed in his sketchbook and modified to suit his choice of materials.
2nd Quarter Assignments
1. Figure Drawing Unit
a. Gesture Drawing
A gesture drawing is a laying in of the action, form, and pose of a model/figure. Typical situations involve an artist drawing a series of poses taken by a model in a short amount of time, often as little as 10 seconds, or as long as 5 minutes.
Watch the following video:
You do not have to watch the whole video and can reference back to it.
Jacob should try his best to find the gesture of the pose in the quickest time possible
Pose 3 different poses for Jacob for 30 secs each.day you work on this unit. Have Jacob use a color or a soft lead pencil.
He can use both sides of the paper for this assignment and do multiple gestures on one page (change colors)
Start at the top of the page
look for the curvature of the torso and limbs
Details of the clothes are not needed
Here is a link to some gesture sketches
Gesture drawing examples
A painting or sculpture of a human figure with the skin removed to display the musculature.
Jacob will draw an interesting area of the musculature of the human body or a fully rendered ecorche
Have him pick a pose from the following website:
Please go over the following muscles ( you might want to google search each one with Jacob) :
These muscles are fairly important to learning the figure.
Please quiz Jacob each day on these muscles to aide in understanding.
21 Muscles you need to know for figure drawing.
- Occipitofrontalis muscle
- Orbicularis oculi
- Triceps Brachii
- Biceps Brachii
- Pectoralis Major
- Serratus Anterior
- Latissimus Dorsi
- Obliquus Externus (external obliques)
- Rectus Femoris
- Vastus medialis
- Vastus lateralis
- Tibialis Anterior
- Gluteus Maximus
- Biceps Femoris
- Rectus Abdominis
c. Comic Book page
If Jacob created himself as a super hero last year he now can create his hero in a comic book page. If he did not or does not remember his hero he can create a new one. Students in class were to pair up and battle each other on their two pages but since Jacob is working at home he can create a family member as a villain.
Please have Jacob show:
a variety of Frames and word balloons
His superhero involved in a battle with another figure
Outlining (ink) the drawings
Here is a video about drawing comics. It is long but worth the watch.